Fashion

Top trends at Copenhagen fashion week

If you're anything like me, using Pinterest as your primary news source, you'll know that the popularity of Scandinavian design has skyrocketed over the last few years.  A testament to this rise in popularity is the massive influx of Scandi inspired decor in pretty much any store that stocks homewares. 

There are certain parallels between Scandinavian interior design and fashion.  Both share three of the same key elements: minimalism, functionality, and carefully selected colour palettes.  One of the major differences we see between interior and fashion is colour palettes. 

All three of the aforementioned elements where on show at Copenhagen fashion week.  One of the standout shows during the week was Danish label, Ganni.  The founder and creative director, Ditte Reffstrup, shared some words about what inspires her designs, words we can learn from and implement into our own wardrobes and styling.  

"I am inspired by the girls of Copenhagen. They have something effortless about them, which I always look to when designing. Their sense of style derives from their way of living – they want to be able to bike around town all day, but also go dancing with their friends at night without having to change their clothes. No restrictions, just comfort and coolness."

This is incredibly reminiscent of my personal style philosophy and completely sums up everything I try to emulate and exude in my outfits.  I prioritise functionality both as a stylistic choice and out convenience.  I love a look that is relaxed and comfortable, yet polished.  Out of sheer laziness I cannot be bothered with multiple outfit changes (+ the burden of carrying around spare clothes) - so I ensure my outfits are minimal and I play with different colour palettes to enable me to make a fashion statement without forgoing comfort. 

 

#1 - Lavender

Lavender is the new millenial pink and I for one could not be more overjoyed.  My skin has such reddish undertones that my boyfriend claims he cannot tell when I do or do not have pimples as my entire face is pink.  Lavender has a beautiful cool tone that suits literally every skin type (including my own ghastly pale pimply pink).

above L-R: J.Crew pants, Alexander McQueen glasses and Mansur Gavriel sweater

#2 - mixing pink, red & orange 

As a child I was overwhelmingly obsessed with three things: pigs, the colour pink & sweet chilli sauce.  When I was nine years old I was finally allowed to adopt a piglet, I appropriately named him Chilli.  That's two of my three obsessions ticked off the list, which just leaves the colour pink.  I wore any garment I could get my hands on in any blush-like tone.  When I couldn't find pink I'd use the next best thing - red or orange.  Pairing all three together was the absolutel trifecta! My mother was horrified and often insisted that pink and red completely clash and cannot be worn together.  These fashionistas have proven me correct and I could not be more overjoyed. 

above L-R: Philosophy de lorzenzo Serafini cable knit top, Maggie Marilyn pants and sweater  and MGSM cotton sweater

 

#3 - bumbags 

I wholeheartedly believed the bumbag trend would be well and truly overdone by now.  However, the angels above have instilled faith in me that it can still be A LOOK if it's paired with the correct outfit.  I particularly love each of the colour palettes the individuals above have selected.  Furthermore the bumbag is exceptionally functional so it works perfectly with Scandi inspired outfits. 

above L-R: Prada belt bag, Valentino belt bag and Miu Miu belt bag

#4 - colour coordinating with your companion 

A power couple move or pure coincidence?  It's unlikely that we'll know for sure.  However I for one could not be more overjoyed.  This is primary evidence that my boyf and I accidentally always matching, due to our completely merged wardrobe, is in fact not only good thing, but an entire fashion statement.